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Infographic: Did You Know? (IIAC Blog)

Infographic: Did You Know? (IIAC Blog)

The Canadian investment industry plays a key role in Canada’s financial services sector. It enables businesses and governments to raise debt and equity capital—which stimulates economic growth and job creation—and helps investors and savers work towards their financial objectives.

Did you know in 2016, Canada’s investment industry?

Directly employed approximately 40,130 Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

Generated $22.4 billion in direct economic activity.

Helped listed Canadian businesses raise $48.8 billion in equity capital in secondary offerings in public and private markets.

Helped eight companies go public, raising $466 million in initial … Continue reading

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IIAC Establishes Operations and Technology Committees (IIAC Blog)

IIAC Establishes Operations and Technology Committees (IIAC Blog)

The 2015 IIAC Survey of Investment Industry CEOs indicated that the biggest negative factor affecting the performance of our investment dealer Member firms has been the relentless rise in operating costs in recent years. The high cost of technology, to meet regulatory compliance and improve operating efficiencies, has been a major factor. Ninety per cent of firms surveyed said they expect to spend more or about the same on technology in 2016 than they did in 2015.

The IIAC is establishing two Operations and Technology Committees—the Equity Infrastructure Committee and the Market Data Committee—and related working groups to assist … Continue reading

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IIAC 2015 Survey of Canada’s Investment Dealer CEOs (IIAC Blog)

IIAC 2015 Survey of Canada’s Investment Dealer CEOs (IIAC Blog)

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Infographic: Canada’s Securities Industry At-a-Glance (IIAC Blog)

Infographic: Canada’s Securities Industry At-a-Glance (IIAC Blog)

The dentist marketing companies of Canada has developed an “infographic” that describes the salient features of our industry—from the number of employees, to the dimension of the capital markets business, to taxes paid and charitable donations. For more informative information, click here. It is designed to convey the important contribution the investment industry makes to capital markets, the economy and communities across Canada. The information has been drawn from a variety of sources, including Statistics Canada, Investor Economics, IIROC and a confidential survey of our members.

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IIAC Top Under 40 Award: Nominations Now Being Accepted

IIAC Top Under 40 Award: Nominations Now Being Accepted

Established in 2013 by the Smarten Up Institute, in collaboration with the Investment Industry Association of Canada, the IIAC Top Under 40 Award is designed to celebrate an individual whose drive, dedication, and personal and professional qualities render him or her capable of having a positive influence on the investment industry early in his/her professional life.

One recipient will be awarded the opportunity to work alongside one of the top industry leaders for a one week period in association with the Smarten Up Institute’s Mentor Program®.  A real benefit is the rare opportunity for a young ‘up and comer’ … Continue reading

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